What is it with the belief among Christians and other religious groups that being gay is unhealthy and dangerous? Marcia Ogden (Readers' Forum, May 28) states that being gay spreads AIDS, causes misery and destroys marriages.

The idea that homosexuals destroy marriages is ridiculous. Marriages are destroyed by divorce. The only reason gay people would ever be more miserable than others is because people like her make life miserable for them.

Her statements came off as very prejudiced and hateful and encourage dissuading these "sexually confused young people" from denying who they are. That is far more harmful than anything that the gay lifestyle promotes.

Jason Berntson

Salt Lake City